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: so samsung is now the largest technology company in the world by sales. we cover all the way from components like semiconductor chips and flat panel displays all the way through to finished goods like home appliances, it'sing and smartphones -- televisions and smartphones. so you'll see a whole range of products at the booth where we're sewing pcs, audio systems, home appliances, televisions, the whole range. >> host: what is your position at samsung as executive vice president? for what are you responsible? >> guest: so i'm responsible for our corporate strategy in north america, covering the united states and canada, and then looking at all of our corporate strategies across -- [inaudible] so overseeing all the different product areas and how we put together strategies there, that's my responsibility. >> host: you spent quite a few years in korea, correct? >> guest: that's right. just over ten years. >> host: and why are you now in the states? >> guest: probably they got tired of me, said we need a breather. but it's very interesting when you've been in the headquarters for a fe
corporation. >> guest: samsung is now the largest technology company in the world by sale. we cover all the way from components like your chips at and all the way through finished goods like appliances, televisions and smart phones so you will see a whole range of products here at the booths where we are showing audio systems and televisions in the whole range of electronic products. >> host: what is your position at samsung as executive vice president? what are you responsible for quest. >> guest: i am responsible for north america covering the united states and canada and looking at all the strategies so overseeing all the different products areas and how we put together strategies. >> host: you spend quite a few years in korea correct? >> guest: that's right. >> host: why are you now understates? >> guest: it's very interesting when you abandon the headquarters, you have seen what it is to have global responsibility when looking at a narrower product line but now i'm coming to the u.s. i can look at all the different product lines in one geographic context so it's a different way of
, the objects addressed in the second amendment inherently evolve with technology. guns today are exceptionally different from guns a hundred years ago, let alone guns at the time of the framing. and in light of the second amendment's peculiarly close relationship with technology, it would make even less sense to be bound solely by history. in his prepared statement, mr. cooper quoted from i think it was chicago v. mcdonald where the court said that the second amendment is like the other amendments. it's subject to a consideration of competing constitutional claims like claims to life, liberty, security and then here's the language, it's knotts to be singed -- it's not to be singled out for special treatment. and i think what mr. cooper is doing is he's elevating the second amendment above all of the other values. of course the court doesn't think that the second amendment should be subject to reevaluation and rejiggering and rebalancing just because we live in the 21st century. but he, as all of the examples that you, i think, carefully enumerated, is clearly open to the idea that a whole rang
as the world changes for his use of technology and empowering social change. he is working on a biography of leonard freed. let us welcome these distinguished guests and one how leonard freed's images of the historic march in august 1963 changed the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day," how did this book it started? i say, it was president obama in his first term who said, i am nearer because you all marched. 50 years ago we did, what did i think america was? it was all things to me. my husband home country, my new jewish family, robert and benjamin, leonards cousins, and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam to photograph the blessed people. i have no photo of myself, of our seven-month stay in america but pictures of her four year old daughter, her grandparents and cousins. leonard was very -- he needed all film for his project. nothing but races he said. i wish i had a picture of myself and of leonard at the march on washington. i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked, i would say, all these faces, and when letter
. .. the new technology would be the answer, but 12 years ago technology had not yet caught up at the station. last year he gave thanks to the production team that pushed themselves to deliver some thing never been done before, a marvelous movie was created. this is another example of why we go to the movies to be astonished into dream as well. it was all of this technology, innovation and creativity, ticket price to consumers has remained remarkably stable over many, many of us, roughly dollars. other than listening to music, watching free tv programming, the most affordable, accessible entertainment is watching a picture inside the state-of-the-art theater. that's why they've told theaters continue to try were people than all theme parks and major sporting event combine. it has never been a better time to be a consumer of movies and television. because it is not up to more people in workplaces want to watch them more times across multiple platforms, the film and television industries innovating to meet that demand. today's movies and television shows can be viewed in theaters on big screens
specialeesed technology and training exemplified the advantages the developed world offered haiti. sensitive microphones, heat-seeking devices and rescue dogs. journalists enshourd audiences would not miss a single survivor being pulled from the rubble. a successful rescue is like an earthquake in reverse. life. the tone of the reporting took on a religious tinge. quote, a new york rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of haiti, led the new york daily is in, at california governor arnold schwarzenegger rashed, quote, many of us were able to watch the california rescuers live on television performing all of these miracles. the first u.s. team to reach haiti was dispatched to u.n. head quarterback and pulled out a bodyguard with minor injuries. ban ki-moon called it a small miracle. an enormous effort targeted the collapsed hotel mt. which had some 200 people inside, mostly foreigners, when it fell. general keene, the head of the u.s. military response would boast, quote, the hotel montana had six teams alone because of the number of people trapped there. the places were ordinary ha
imagine today. the continuing interest in technology, its free flow with the subject of a book that we reviewed yesterday in "the wall street journal." this particular collection, the whitehead papers, gives us all gathered here today much pride. under the leadership of librarian of congress j. h. billington and with great assistance from chief of the manuscript division and his extraordinary staff, allen koltai tom studs and janice ruse, dr. whitehead, tom's widow has developed a web site containing digitized copies of much of the collection. knowing that there are jams her to be discovered by future generations, she has explored the last and most effective ways to organize the materials and use the semantic descriptions of specific items to assist those who will mind these riches in the years to come. the web site also provides links to other collections containing relevant materials produced by others or by tom's own hand, memos given to others in the course of communication and thus becoming part of their history but where everything will be connected. we are celebrating these new
interested in this issue. specifically, we hope to gain a better understanding of the risk, the technology obstacles, and key research and development efforts being undertaken to overcome the obstacles. uas has garnered a great deal of attention lately. in fact, if you watched the news this morning, there's a lot of -- lot of news about this issue. in january, pbs's "nov a" had a documentary called "rise of the drones," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wi
of which is the technological revolution that we've undergone over the last 20 years. >> host: professor, have we lost important gatekeepers of news, in your view? >> guest: i think that is one of the central themes of the book which is that we now live in a world that we call somewhat nerdily multiaxialty. what we mean by that term is really pretty simple which is the ways in which information can become public information and paid attention to by a lot of people is much more fluid, there are many more gates than there used to be. you could argue that you don't even need gates because the walls have come down. so where we get information from, what becomes newsworthy or important, what goes viral is very, very different from what used to be the case. in the period just prior to this era. but the other larger point we're trying to make is that we can't just compare what we have now to what preceded it the 50 years of broadcast news. if you look more historically, we've actually had four or five different media regimes as we call them in which the relationship between the media, citizens
the world's best postal system. to do this by identity technologies and challenges. the postal service has been well aware of the impact of the internet in developing strategies to deal with it. from 2000 through 2006 before the passage of the p8 ea, postal service reduced approximately 100,000 people, almost 80,000 came from representation. since the passage, they have reduced employees by another 86,000 employees, but the trend to did not change. the postal service is in the middle of a rapid change. change is an ongoing process. unfortunate the crisis for retiree health and if it is to go too fast and too far. it's on the brink of coming services in ways -- the service by making it less useful. this'll be a tragic mistake and it's unnecessary. calls for privatization would take policy in the wrong direction. universal service has been provided without any government subsidy. privatization would lead to a loss of service. there's enough mail volume to continue to provide universal service. we need to consider postage rates of service can tinea. postal rates are low compared to other indu
to grow every decade in america on the order of 25-55% a decade. our technology stock in manufacturing was doubled it in the 2000s it was zero essentially. which has never again happen in our history. the u.s. companies were not investing in automation initiatives. and secondly, we have this in her recent book, if you look at the share of corporate r&d as applied, excuse because basic, applied in development, we are the only industrial nation where the share of the corporate share in basic and applied to shrink in the last decade. every other country is expand their basic and applied for u.s. companies to the opposite. they expanded their development although that is flattened and their shrank. largely that's really, really risky, and shareholders are saying we really don't care about returned. and seven years we want returns next you. any other component of that is when you have the 27th weakest and most anemic tax critics of the tax code doesn't really rewarding. and alas, al all the great worke did at mit, we are actually nowhere near the lead in funding university research. we're 2
of technological change in traditional society means that when someone learns there as a child is so useful when the person is old. but the rapid pace of technological change today means that what we learn as children is to longer useful 50 years later. and we older people are not fluent in the technologies center to surviving in modern society. for example, as a 15 year old high school student, i was considered outstandingly good at multiplying a two digit numbers because i memorize the multiplication table and i know how to use logarithm and then click of manipulating slide rule. .. to watch television i have to telephone the 25-year-old son and asking to me through it while i try to push those wretched 41 buttons. [laughter] what can we do to improve the lives of the elderly in the u.s. and the other use of their value? that's a huge problem. in our remaining few minutes today, i can offer just a few suggestions. one value as they are increasingly useful for offering quality child care if they choose to do it as more and more younger women into the workforce if you were young parent stay home
the russians as well, you know, we understand that our oil and gas fields are technologically behind. but no foreigner will ever known russian olive oil and gas so we are going to buy the technology for the western oil companies. so i had been a director of the corporation and i said so don't you understand that there's advantages in their technology they aren't coming to sell you their technology to make you a better conductor and he said that is a really good point. [laughter] and then he said are you still the director of hushovd rahm? i was the secretary of state, but in russia dmitry medvedev who was the deputy prime minister was also the chairman, so the state economy and portions lead up with fair amount of violence, too. now that he has decided that he is the once and future president of russia i think the chance that russia is going to break out of that and build on the other strengths it might have including a very smart population those have receded and i think unfortunately russia will not find a greater strength in the international economy it's pretty much dependent on
, the department of homeland security announced its plan to install technology along the southwest border that would serve as a virtual fence and provide a border patrol with information it needs to secure the border. unbelievably, the contract that allowed the project to go forward did so specifically prohibiting border patrol agents, those who work on the ground, from providing input to the design, develop, implementation of that system. that's unacceptable. seven years and over $1 billion later we're still without the plan that was originally envisioned, and subsequent, the arizona border surveillance technology program remains in question. according to the gao, the department does not have the information necessary to support and implement the estimated $1.5 billion plan which is the successor to the council -- counseled multibillion-dollar sbinet. in addition to find the department hasn't yet damaged the effectiveness and suitability of its new approach for deploying surveillance technology, the gao also found that $1.5 billion, ten-year cost as for for the program, may not be reliab
's independent of supply demand, technology and all the factors that tom cruise is cost of $20 million. there's a lot of allusions in health care, and probably the most important allusion in health care i think is illustrated by what i recall the tale of two women. one of them is elizabeth warren. elizabeth warren argued, and i think in some ways correctly, that one of the issues of the financial crisis on earth is that a lot of people applied for subprime loans without understanding what it costs them. they were misled by teaser rates or poor documentation or bad disclosure, and that this was one of the things that congress could correct them to try to correct. that very same principle, hiding from us the cost of our action, is the foundation of our health care system. and let me talk about a second woman who, her name is becky, and she's a 23 year-old who just towarstarted work for my compan. so in the book, in here, i'll talk about what health care is going to cost becky. like most people in the quÉbec he thinks someone else's magically paying for her health care. one of the fastening thi
themselves have been a great technological lead advance for humanity. if you are making parts to that, the high purpose should dovetail you want to create the very best washing machines that can reach the widest market possible you are actually contributing to the advancement of humanities and i think then you should see it and market that way. assuming you can always find exceptional cases where somebody is dealing with a product that is actually really deeply harmful for people, so i'm not saying that this is applicable to every business that exists but it is applicable to 99.9% of them. >> host: let's talk to what this is not because people will get the title of this book and if they haven't read it, their first thought is going to be the this is an explanation lowercase for corporate or social responsibility and you are in the book that is not what this is about and it is corporate social responsibility you see often activists using pension funds using proxies' to try to push companies to change their policies often environmental policies, labor policies in ways that these groups
billion says the study that was just completed by information technology innovation foundation. these figures are a little bit apart from the study. moreover, the same report i mentioned talks about 200 fewer jobs in just a four year period. again the study's figures can vary some but they are all pretty dramatic. .. unless we act, we can expect china's increase in research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weekend, probably in ways that go to our core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary. we absolutely must deal with the budget deficit, but this massive indiscriminate approach of counterproductive. such cuts will damp and growth and thereby reduce tax revenue. such cuts definitely earn dealing with the deficit over the long-term. for less than three weeks away from having these massive cuts. i am here to join others in urging president obama, congressional leaders come together to defeat america's future anti-sequestration. to gather, we before you are united to ensure america maintains its place and the innovatio
and cutting improper payments by medicare and medicaid. the 2012 report cited 209 science, technology and engineeriengineeri ng and math programs costing $3.1 billion spread across 13 agencies in the year 2010. more than one third of those programs were adopted and funded between fiscal years 2005 and 2010 if the united states still does not have enough future workers in the stonefield and u.s. students are still behind in math and science compared to other highly technological nations. gao found 47 program tonight agencies that cost $18 billion in 2009. nine. only five of that impact study completed since 2004 to determine whether or not participants secured her job as a result of program rather than a separate cost. finally there are more than 50 programs across 20 agencies to promote financial literacy. there is no reliable data on the total cost of those programs and a government that itself is going broke is no business trying to teach the american people how to balance their check. my written testimony contained several specific proposals to cut wasteful spending and improve eff
. this award recognizes the reality of the technological warfare we are engaged in an the 20. i'm a comment on some other recent events. obviously i want to join president obama in condemning the apparent north korean nuclear test. they are still evaluating not to determine exactly, you know, whether or not it was a nuclear test. this highly provocative act was a clear violation of united nations security council resolutions and north korea's own commitments under the party six party talks. the regime's actions are undermining regional security. the regime's actions are increasing risks of proliferation and further isolating north korea from the international community. there is no question that north korea constitutes a threat to the united states, to regional stability into global security. a combination of a recent missile test combined with what appear he was this nuclear test we believe represents a real threat to the united states of america. make no mistake the u.s. military will take all necessary steps in nader's security commitment to the republic of korea and to our regional alli
themselves have been a great technological advance for humanity. and if you're making parts to that. your higher purpose should dove tail. you want to create the very best washing machines or the most for aable washing machines that can reach the widest market possible. you're actually contributing to, i think, advancement of humanity, and i think that you should see it that would and market it that way. assuming that -- you can always find exceptional cases where somebody is actually doing a product that is actually really deeply harmful for people. i'm not saying that this is applicable to absolutely every business that exists. but it's applicable to more than 99.9% of them. >> host: let's talk about what it is not. some people will look at the title of the book and if they haven't read it, their first thought is going to be this is an explanation or a case for corporate social responsibility. and you're very clear in the book that is not what this is about, and again, this is corporate social responsibility, this movement you see often activists, using pensions funds or taking shares i
gas, using the breathtakingly new technology that is allowing us to find both wet and dry gas, very valuable to our country, which is happening in many places in the country, to help fuel a renaissance of manufacturing. and madam president, this is not just going to help traditional oil and gas-producing states like louisiana and texas. this finding of natural gas, this breakthrough in technology enabling us to retrieve this gas in a -- not only an economically efficient way but in an environmentally sensitive way is going to be very important and impactful to many, many states in the union and is already we're seeing companies coming back, relocating from chile, from places in europe, from places in asia, coming back to the united states because of this resurgence of gas primarily. but here we're talking about a pipeline primarily from oil coming out of sands, not the traditional deep wells where you have large deposits of oil that you drill down into but a technology that's allowing the separation of these sands to get the carbon or the oil out of them to use. now, yes, we want to
the same technology that will create an enhanced e-book, but use that technology to invite large numbers of of students -- numbers of students to use the web. there's a lot of newfangled items going on about how this is presented that i am struggling to catch up with myself. i now -- they instructed me how to tweet and twitter and facebook and all the other things, but like the enhanced e-book, i can't do because i don't have an ipad, but i believe in the possibility of immediacy here, and that if you're trying to tell a legitimate story important from history, you need to take every resource, every chance you can to make connections. that's the novelty side of what i'm presenting here. i'm interested in what you guys think of this, even the notion of repeating some stories or using some of the language. i kind of stitched things together in these stories. let me talk a little bit about misremembering and our imbalance sense of history, the urgency that i think lies in this subject, why i want to do it, take this risk to make another connection with you. we had inauguration this week. ba
technological advance for humanity. if you're making parts of the economy are higher purpose should have tell and create the best washing machines for the most affordable washing machines that can reach the widest market possible. you're actually contributing to the advancement of humanity and i think you should see it that way and marketed that way. you can always find exceptional cases where somebody is doing a product is actually deeply harmful for people. so i'm not i'm not saying this is applicable to every test, but more than 99.9%. >> let's talk about what this is not because some people will look at the title of this book and if they haven't radek, their first that if this an explanation or a case for corporate responsibility. you are clear in the book that is not what this is about to become this is corporate social responsibility come in this tc at this using pension funds or using proxies to push companies to change policies. often environmental policies or labor policies in ways that these groups are socially responsible thing to do. what is different between that movement from wh
in a field of science, technology, engineering or math from a u.s. doctoral institution and would have taken all doctoral courses in a stem field while in the u.s. we train, we educate those superqualified folks all the them and then all too often we send them back to their native countries and don't allow them to remain here to get on a pathway to citizenship and to contribute as they would to our economy. child tax credit law. this would amend the i.r.s. code to simply put in place significant identification requirements for the child tax credit to require taxpayers to provide that valid i.d. to cut out what is admitted to be rampant fraud in the system. the i.r.s. itself and its inspector general office has said there's at least $4.3 billion of fraud a year in the child tax credit. these checks from the taxpayer, actual checks going out to illegal recipients who do not qualify under the law. in some cases, dozens, allegedly, at a single address, a single family. it's clearly fraud. we just need some basic requirements to cut out that fraud. the i.r.s. itself under this administration has
in light of the gao report. >> domestic drone use is the focus of the house science space and technology subcommittee hearing friday morning. members will examine the challenges facing operations in u.s. airspace. officials from the faa and nasa are expected to testify. live coverage 10 a.m. eastern on our companion network c-span3. >> thursday at a senate banking hearing committee on dodd-frank financial regulations senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, thomas curry, about prosecuting big banks when they break the law. here's a portion of the event. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. thank you, ranking member. it's good to be here. thank you all for editing. i sat what he said. it's harder than look so i appreciate your being you. i want to ask a question about supervising banks when they break the law. including the mortgage foreclosure of others as well. we all understand why settlements are important, that trials are expensive and we can't dedicate huge resources to them. but we also understand that it's a party is unwilling to go to trial, either because it's too timid are b
will as a comparison to the effects of high technologies going into parts of the world that were innocent and pristine and causing terrible things to happen. some people have read the book that way. >> so now that is one of the many ways of looking at international relations and you have characters representing the other models. for example the liberalism. who do you see as representing realism? >> realism, the regular format that is very aggressive called offense of realism. it's a sense that people live for the gain of power relative to others and they want to expand if you will and they are naturally quite imperialistic. a storyline example involving the two wizards who went over to the dark side and is starting to help help the dark lord and scheme with him. he has been overtaken if you will by the rising power. the unofficial leader of the free peoples have a terrible confrontation and the jargon and the people who are encountered are often turned off but the concept such as bandwagon plays a key role in offense of realism. it is appropriate for me to bandwagon, that is rolled down the hill and j
production and distribution and financing are starting to be taken by different technologies? >> guest: so there's a lot in there, and let me kind of unpack it. first, i actually disagree fundamentally with a couple of things. there's, there are production, distribution costs and, um, you know, tasks involved whether it's digital or physical. i think it's a very common misunderstanding. it's very easy to think that digital is free. and it's not. i mean, there's a lot of backlash, actually, if you will, over some of the early books. and we've got an extensive back list, thousands and thousands of titles that are converted. there's a conversion process that takes place, and there's a lot of care and feeding that must go into that because in the early days when you're just sort of literally scanning books to get them into an e-format, you just were not replicating the book properly. so, first of all, this is still a production not just cost, but an entirely new competency around production of a digital book and presenting that properly. i'm actually looking at our head of children's publishin
that owned millvinia but there would be no way to know for sure. 20 first century technology is what helped unravel -- ten years ago i wouldn't have been able to write this book in the way that it is now. >> any more questions? we have a little time left. i just wanted to say something about the book that made me think, but here in texas, looking at its history, particularly the history of slavery and how texas developed, i didn't know but someone shared with me that there was an incentive to have slaves here in texas among regular people because as the land was given away the mexican government giving of land away was based on how many people were in your group. if you could bring slaves, then you would get more land, regular people brought slaves, especially in
for his use of technology to of our social change. he is working on a biography of leonard freed. let us welcome these guest and how the historic march august 1963 change the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day" how did the book it started? and i say it was president a bomb in his first term said i am here because you all marched. 50 years ago what did i think america was? it took was all things to me. my husband is comment by country, a jewish family family, and my cousins and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam. i have no photo of with self of our seven month stay in america but but we do of family. he needed them for his project nothing but a race he said. i wish to have that picture of myself at the march on washington i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked. i would see all these faces and then all these faces, the day of the march was america for me. then the speech of doctor martin king, i have a dream come of this speech was in the air, it moved over the heads of all the people. the voice was strong, a pre
a study that was just completed by information technology innovation foundation. these figures are a little bit apart, depending upon the study, but they all our massive moreover, the same report i mentioned talks about 200 fewer jobs in just a four year period. again, the study figures can very some but they're all pretty dramatic. in short, is penny wise and pound foolish to make these cuts of r&d that yield far more than what they cost. even if we don't invest enough in invest enough in research, some other country will. china, for example, is not the only example, is rapidly -- china's gdp of course is smaller than united states, but its economy is growing much faster. and by some calculations, their total exports imports are roughly equal to what ours are today. unless we act, we can expect that china's increasing research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weaken probably in ways that go to our historical core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary, and it's unavoidable. we absolutely must deal with the budget d
and this coalition is not going to fall apart. >> now with remarkable technological advances like the patriot missile, we can defend against ballistic missile attacks aimed at innocent civilians. >> i have, therefore, directed general norman schwarzkopf, in conjunction with coalition forces, to use all forces available, including ground forces, to reject the iraqi army from kuwait. deliberation with kuwait has entered its final days. i have complete confidence in the ability of the coalition forces, swiftly and decisively, to accomplish their mission. >> kuwait is liberated. iraq's army is defeated. our military objectives are met. kuwait is once more in the hands of the kuwaitis in control of their own destiny. we share in their joy. a joy tempered only by our compassion for their ordeal. >> we went halfway around the world to do what is moral, just, and right. we fought hard and with others, we won the war. we lifted the yoke of oppression and tyranny from a small country that many americans have never even heard of, and we asked nothing in return. we are coming home now. proud, confident, heads hi
that he talks about again, but his focus is not just about digital technologies. he has taken this venerable institution and profession, journalism, and is looking at them informed by his deep knowledge of digital technology in the digital world, but also with a different set of values than are more traditional. it is my great pleasure, chris, to welcome you here. the subject is the changing media landscape, news in the age of social media. we are glad to have you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you for having me. it is particularly nice to be back across the street from the kirkland house which is where we started facebook actually nine years ago yesterday. it's the anniversary, february 4th of 2004 is when we opened it up to a few dozen people at harvard and the next morning we woke up and there were hundreds of people on it already. so it's nice to be back in cambridge particularly right now. so i thought i could talk a little bit for maybe 15 minutes or so to give you some context on what i'm doing, what we are doing at the new republic and talk about how we sor
to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner, and protects our air and our water. in fact, much of our new-found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so tonight i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fun an energy security trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. if a nonpartisan coalition of ceos and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, so can we. let's take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we have put up with for far too long. i'mles issuing a new goal for america. let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years. [applause] president obama: we'll work with the states to do it. those states with the best ideas to construction more efficient building will receive federal support to help make that happen. america's energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure, badly in need of repair. ask any ceo whether they'd rather locate, a co
a lot of it is improvement and see technology. how important has biotech knowledge he tuesday and crops in these drought conditions? i'm asking this question even before a cup leaders before we have what you call a drought resistance corn seed available. >> x-ray. what has been developed his developments we've seen have really been very instrumental in preventing a much more catastrophic impact on crop yields this year in 2012. if you look at the weather and dr. pulwarty went through this ready well. in terms of the intensity of the drought, remember 1988 that came out with no corn and all things considered, we took 4 billion bushels off of our corn crop estimate by the end, but that was about the size of the 1988 crop. to me, because of no till practices and a lot of that helped by biotech varieties and because those developments and seed varieties and were able to get a better crop than i would've had otherwise. >> for senator stabenow, you just answered your question about livestock problems. i'd like to continue if you could discuss problems for the renewable fuel industry
that are of interest to me, "the savage wars of peace," and "war made new: technology, warfare, and the course of history, 1500 to today." facts tends to write like really big books. and this morning he's going to talk to us about his latest, "invisible armies." with that, turn it over to you, max. [applause] >> thank you very much, steve, for that warm and generous introduction, and thank you also for your many decades of service. and, indeed, i see a lot of folks here who are either current active duty or retired military, and i thank all of you for your years of service to the nation. what i'm here to talk about today is the contents of my new book, which as steve mentioned is a history of guerrilla warfare. that although it may seem thick and daunting at first glance, i do try to tell a good story. i sort of them have selected 5000 years of guerrilla warfare history into one book. now, that may seem like a formidable undertaking, but here today in front of your very eyes am going to do something that i think is even harder. i'm going to try to encapsulate the entire book into about a 25 mi
employees for front line positions and also would permit us importantly to continue investing in technology initiatives that substantially and cost effectively allow us to improve our ability to police the markets. as you know, regardless of the amount appropriated our budget will be fully offset by fees we collect and will not impact the nation's budget deficit. as the commission strives to complete our remaining tasks, we look forward to working with this committee and others to adopt rules that will fill our mission of protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitating capital formation. thank you again for inviting me to share with you our progress to date and our plans going forward. i look forward to answering your questions. >> thank you. >> thank you, chairman johnson and members of the committee. i want to first just associate myself with governor turillo's comments about wishing you well on this valentine's day but also his comments about the administrative procedures act. i think we've all benefited at the cftc by the 39,000 comments that we'
at the center for neighborhood technology said what happens if instead of measuring co2 per mile we measure co2 per person or co2 per household bags we can choose to live in places where if you look at co2 per household a grad in the green just flip. absolutely change places and by far the healthieshealthies t place to lives in the city. manhattan burn one third of the fossil fuels of people in dallas for example and use 130 the electricity. why? they are heating and cooling their neighbors and their apartments or touching but even more importantly than that, most of it is the last driving they are doing. transportation is the greatest single country vitter two most civilians greenhouse gas. in our daily life the biggest choice we can make -- when i built my house in washington d.c. i made sure i cleaned the sustainability story prayer at the gosztola panels -- solar panels and super insulation and that the wood burning stove that supposedly contributes less eot to the environment benefit our composed enough for us naturally but of course i have the energy saver lightbulbs. the energy saver lig
: technology, warfare and the course of history, 1500-today." max tends to write, like, really big books. and this morning he's going to talk to us about his latest, "invisible armies." with that, turn it over to you, max. [applause] >> thank you very much, steve, for that warm and generous introduction, and thank you also for your many decades of service and, indeed, i see a lot of folks here who are either current active duty or retired military, and i thank all of you for your years of service to the nation. what i'm here to talk about today is the contents of my new book which, as steve mentioned, is a history of ger or ril la warfare. and although it may seem thick and daunting at first glance, i did try to tell a good story. it's sort of encapsulated, 5,000 years of guerrilla warfare history into one book. now, that may seem like a formidable upside taking, but here today in front of your very eyes, i'm going to try to encapsulate the entire book into about a 2546 minute talk -- 25-minute talk. [laughter] so that's going to work out to about 200 years per minute. sofassen your seat
leadership and equity. previously, she was division chief of research training and technology, patrol three districts, patrol districts three and five as commander, crimes against person. so a lot of on the ground experience, and the public information officer for the internal affairs bureau, police training academy, gang bureau, commander of information technologies the unit. she holds a ba in political science from metropolitan state college, an m.a. in criminal justice from the university of colorado at denver, and a ph.d from the university of denver and intercultural communications. she's a graduate of the 203rd class of the fbi national academy, in the 1994 class of the african-american leadership institute. so we welcome her with her wealth of experience and insight to the podium. dr. keesee. [applause] >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i stand before you as my grandmother and my father and my mother want me to tell you a credential lack woman because i spent hundreds of thousands of hours in a corner staring at a white wall in a reflective state about something they think i did,
technology or a new strategic insight. it's not because of the path of revenue growth and entitlement spending have been explored and exhausted. it's not because sequestration was ever a plan that was intended to be implemented. all of this is purely the collateral damage of political gridlock. for our troops, for the force, the consequences are very real and personal. i'll give you a few examples. we intend, the president intends to -- personnel sequestration from -- but the troops will feel the effect of the this very directly in other ways. for example, he referenced the cancellation of a carrier deployment. we had to do that because we had to we recognizes we were going out of operation and maintenance funds in the navy later in the year, and we made the decision to not deploy the carrier but instead keep it here in the united states so that we would have the capacity to deploy it later if we needed it. if we deploy it now we would not have the capacity to have a carrier deployed there in the future. we had to make that decision. all of the sailors on the aircraft carrier were rea
of contribution. and for that reason, recognizing these technological advances, i am pleased to announce that i formally approved the establishment of a new distinguished warfare model. the model provides distinct recognition for the extraordinary achievements that directly in fact a combat operations. that combat entails. our military reserves his pious declarations were who have died actions for their lives are on the line and we will continue to do so. we should also have the ability to honor the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations in the work that they do, contribution they make does contribute to the success of combat operations, particularly when they were both the enemy from the field of battle. even if those actions are removed from the site. as a distinguished warfare model, the department now has that ability and that will be reserved only for those who have met the highest standards. this award recognizes the reality of the kind of technological warfare that we're engaged in the 21st century. let me also comment on some other recent events. first, o
penetration as well as access to the technology, brought in an indian country and both are critical. one for safety and security reasons have been working with the various departments having to do with making sure we have access to 9-1-1. only a couple years ago the former chair of the american indians tried can't access to 9-1-1 and california. it's not like someplace we normally hear about having trouble like navajo alaska villages. so they know this is a prevalent problem in indian country. other questions? there in the back. >> were not friendly recognized tribe and i'm only 25. 25 years -- [inaudible] >> what is the process for recognized nationwide have we not had any hope in this national congress for federal recognition, not for our tribe and other tribes that are recognized. i'd like to see leadership in the congress and other tribes can help recognize. >> that's a great question. many state number one, it's an inclusive organization. the national congress does not exclude any tribal government. we realize there are tribes that have been recognized in terminated by the federal g
latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you so much. oh, it's so great to be here, and, thank you, for that very generous and warm welcome. it's great to be back in savannah, one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world. i always enjoy coming here. i want to thank howard morrisson for that very kind introduction and we've had a chance to visit this morning, and howard and mary are great folks here and contribute so much to this community. congratulations to the savannah book festival in this sixth year. it keeps on getting better an
such as globalization and technological change will continue to post challenges to workers in many industries. let me close with some words of encouragement. the job market is improving. the process has been too slow, but there is progress. my colleagues and i at the federal reserve are well aware of the difficulties faced by workers in his slow recovery, and we're actively engaged in continuing efforts to promote a stronger economy, more jobs, and better conditions for all workers. thanks for the opportunity to speak to you today. [applause] >> first of all, i'd like to thank afl-cio for invitation, and imk for this great conference. and this conference is needed and it has a certain title. what are opportunity, possibilities to corporations, and what can we do? to my mind this is very important because we have to share views, we have to share challenges, we have to share signs, we have to share also the different political and institutional structures in europe and in the u.s. but there's another reason. the reason is, that has been said this morning, of course, economy is not always and only about
solving the real crisis, it's an evasion. it's using technology. sometimes used well it can be a useful tool, but i think more often than not it's used as an evasion. >> thank you. the united states has not won a war since 1945. this combat looks an awful lot like vietnam. there's no difference between the republicans and the democrats except ron paul. i'm wondering, are we ever going to see the united states completely pull out of the mideast? it's leading some people to think that we might be there for oil or minerals or even the heroin trade, for that matter. and -- >> heroin trade? >> so i'm really concerned about this. >> well, no, you raise a good point. world war ii is, actually, in the annals of military history since and going way back, world war ii is kind of an anomaly. there really haven't been a lot of wars in history that lead to the total surrender of the enemy. most wars, and particularly the kinds of wars that we're getting involved in now, you know, rightly or wrongly end with some kind of negotiation or some kind of division of power or some new power arrangement betw
2013, the technology trade show. more programming next week. >> and now, ricardo cortes talks about attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the u.s. and around the world. mr. cortes describes secret deals made by top u.s. anti-drug official harry answer linger pushing to banco ca's use worldwide. this is a little over an hour. >> okay. um, and so tonight we are pleased to welcome ricardo cortes to discuss his latest book, "a secret history of coffee, coe that and cola: a tale of coffee, coca-cola, caffeine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors and a future of prohibition." cortes is the creator and illustrator of a series of subversive books for all ages, for postally all ages about such things as marijuana, bombing and the jamaican bobsled team. his latest book examines a series of highly addictive substances that have caused many deaths and fueled much, much profit in this how they make their way into the u.s. and what the u.s. government's role has been in insuring that they come into this country, all right? and this evening we are pleased to be joined by
in technology. those changes in technology are going to continue to occur, and at a rapid rate. they need the flexibility to do that and have accountability and overnight structure as well to be able to, you know, provide the necessary accountability and authority. >> well, my time's about up. i want to say this for the record. i don't think anybody has a lot tougher job than what the postmaster general has, and the fact is that the post office's is in trouble, and i congratulate you. you know, there's really 536 postmaster generals. unfortunately, and the goal of our reform ought to be there's one, and that we give you the flexibility to do the service to keep the standards there, and have a system that offers the best service at the best price with the best quality. i know a lot of things you have done are controversial, but leadership's about leading, and i want to congratulate you for having led. thank you. >> thank you. >> i approve that message. all right. senator enzi, you are next, and then senator tester. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and i'm pleased to be on this committee becaus
for us, and we expect big value for the consumer. >> the futureñ of consumer technology with samsung vp for strategy david steel from this year's ces international consumer electronics show tonight at 8 eastern on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> having observed a steady immovement in the opportunity and well being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this old but youthful union is good. >> once again in keeping with time-honored tradition, i have tom to report to you on the state of the union. and i'm pleased to report that america is much improved, and there's good reason to believe that improvement will continue -- [applause] >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government, but of our american community. and to set forth our responsibilities in the words of our founders to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is strong. >> be as we gather tonight -- as we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. yet the state of our union has never
the north korean nuclear test this morning. it's not due to a breakthrough in military technology for a new strategic insight. it's not because the paths of revenue growth in entitlement spending have been explored and exhausted. it's not because sequestration was severed land not is intended to be implemented. all of this is purely the damage of political gridlock. for our troops for the force, the consequences are very real and very personal. i chose sheets out and 10 -- the president intends to spare military personnel spending from sequestration, but the troops will feel the effects of this very directly in other ways. for example, you reference the cancellation of a carrier deployment. we had to do that because we recognized we were going to run out of operations and maintenance funds later in the year and we made the decision to not deploy the carrier, but instead keep it here in the united states so we would have the capacity to deploy it later if we needed it. if we deploy it now, we would not have capacity to have a carrier deployed there in the future. we had to make that decision
it can be done. i think the technology exists to largely solve this problem. are you prepared to commit to making sure we get this under control? >> senator, i am. my understanding is that the irs has put a good deal of resources behind this, has made a good deal of progress. it is a bear niches kind of crime -- pernicious kind of crime, identity theft, and the president spoke in the more broader context of cybersecurity last night. we have a whole new level of criminal activity where very clever and creative criminals are trying to get a step ahead of systems that are going to need to get a step ahead of them. and if confirmed, i would work with the irs commissioner to make sure the irs was doing that. i think we also need legislation for the broader threat. >> last question. um, understanding as we all do that monetary policy is the realm of the fed, the treasury secretary is, nevertheless, responsible for managing the nation's debt, for borrowings. the value of the currency is very important and spe gally relate inside that. there's a number of countries that seem to be incleaned to
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